Patents by Inventor Thomas E. Fisk

Thomas E. Fisk has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20110252899
    Abstract: Methods for processing a vessel, for example to provide a gas barrier or lubricity, are disclosed. First and second PECVD or other vessel processing stations or devices and a vessel holder comprising a vessel port are provided. An opening of the vessel can be seated on the vessel port. The interior surface of the seated vessel can be processed via the vessel port by the first and second processing stations or devices. Vessel barrier, lubricity and hydrophobic coatings and coated vessels, for example syringes and medical sample collection tubes are disclosed. A vessel processing system and vessel inspection apparatus and methods are also disclosed, for example using material outgassed from a surface to inspect the properties of a surface coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter J. Sagona
  • Patent number: 7985188
    Abstract: Methods for processing a vessel, for example to provide a gas barrier or lubricity, are disclosed. First and second PECVD or other vessel processing stations or devices and a vessel holder comprising a vessel port are provided. An opening of the vessel can be seated on the vessel port. The interior surface of the seated vessel can be processed via the vessel port by the first and second processing stations or devices. Vessel barrier, lubricity and hydrophobic coatings and coated vessels, for example syringes and medical sample collection tubes are disclosed. A vessel processing system and vessel inspection apparatus and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: CV Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Johathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter J. Sagona
  • Publication number: 20100298738
    Abstract: Methods for processing a vessel, for example to provide a gas barrier or lubricity, are disclosed. First and second PECVD or other vessel processing stations or devices and a vessel holder comprising a vessel port are provided. An opening of the vessel can be seated on the vessel port. The interior surface of the seated vessel can be processed via the vessel port by the first and second processing stations or devices. Vessel barrier, lubricity and hydrophobic coatings and coated vessels, for example syringes and medical sample collection tubes are disclosed. A vessel processing system and vessel inspection apparatus and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter J. Sagona
  • Publication number: 20100129646
    Abstract: A coated object, wherein at least a portion of the surface of the object is an amide containing polymer wherein at least a portion of a surface of the amide containing polymer has a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition exposed coating thereon. A method for making a coated object, wherein at least a portion of the surface of the object comprises an amide containing polymer, by the step of coating at least a portion of a surface of the polymer containing an amide group by a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition coating process to form a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition exposed coating thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fisk, John M. Warakomski, Christina A. Rhoton, Mark G.C. Vreys, Ludo M. Aerts
  • Publication number: 20040081829
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to absorbent polymer composition comprising A) one or more sulfonated substantially random interpolymers comprising repeating units derived from; a) ethylene and/or one or more alpha olefins; b) one or more sulfonated vinyl or vinylidene aromatic monomers; c) one or more vinyl or vinylidene aromatic monomers, or a combination of one or more vinyl or vinylidene aromatic monomers and one or more sterically hindered aliphatic or cycloaliphatic vinyl or vinylidene monomers; and optionally, B) one or more polymers other than said sulfonated substantially random interpolymer. Uses of the compositions include the preparation of absorbent foams, fibers films and membranes for the preparation of absorbent articles for personal hygiene. These include diapers, sanitary napkins adult incontinence pads, and highly absorbent wipes, and dust pickups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: John Klier, Thomas E Fisk, Kenneth B Stewart
  • Patent number: 5753766
    Abstract: The present invention provides amphipathic graft copolymers which comprises a hydrophobic polymer portion to which is grafted at least one amphipathic polymer portion containing pH independent ionic groups. The amphipathic graft copolymers can be prepared employing a procedure which comprises polymerizing at least two hydrophobic monomers, wherein at least one of the monomers is a graftable monomer, and at least one hydrophilic monomer, including at least one anionic and/or cationic pH independent ionic monomer, or a post reactive non-ionic monomer that can be converted to a pH independent ionic derivative, in a reaction medium and recovering the thus prepared amphipathic graft copolymer. Stable, substantially non-aqueous solution compositions of said amphipathic graft copolymer containing less than 15 percent by weight water are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Craig J. Bott, Dale M. Pickelman, Thomas E. Fisk
  • Patent number: 5693716
    Abstract: The present invention provides amphipathic graft copolymers which comprises a hydrophobic polymer portion to which is grafted at least one amphipathic polymer portion containing pH independent ionic groups. The amphipathic graft copolymers can be prepared employing a procedure which comprises polymerizing at least two hydrophobic monomers, wherein at least one of the monomers is a graftable monomer, and at least one hydrophilic monomer, including at least one anionic and/or cationic pH independent ionic monomer, or a post reactive non-ionic monomer that can be converted to a pH independent ionic derivative, in a reaction medium and recovering the thus prepared amphipathic graft copolymer. Stable, substantially non-aqueous solution compositions of said amphipathic graft copolymer containing less than 15 percent by weight water are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Craig J. Bott, Dale M. Pickelman, Thomas E. Fisk
  • Patent number: 5435919
    Abstract: Optically-active, amphiphilic, free-radical addition copolymers having an optically-active hydrophobic portion and an ionic hydrophilic portion are effective resolving agents. This utility is based on a unique combination of properties, viz., water solubility, chirality and amphiphilicity, i.e., having a dual hydrophobic and hydrophilic nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mladen Ladika, Thomas E. Fisk
  • Patent number: 5391634
    Abstract: Optically-active, amphiphilic, free-radical addition copolymers having an optically-active hydrophobic portion and an ionic hydrophilic portion are effective resolving agents. This utility is based on a unique combination of properties, viz., water solubility, chirality and amphiphilicity, i.e., having a dual hydrophobic and hydrophilic nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mladen Ladika, Thomas E. Fisk
  • Patent number: 5000873
    Abstract: Corrosion of metal surfaces in contact with an aqueous medium is inhibited by incorporating a N-(hydrophobe aromatic)pyridinium compound such as N-(p-dodecylphenyl-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium sulfoacetate into the aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fisk, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 4672118
    Abstract: Corrosion of metal surfaces in contact with an aqueous medium is inhibited by incorporating a N-(hydrophobe aromatic)pyridinium compound such as N-(p-dodecylphenyl)-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium sulfoacetate into the aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fisk, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 4663475
    Abstract: A stable copolymer dispersion is prepared by addition copolymerization of (1) a monomeric adduct of an active hydrogen compound, e.g., a polyether polyol or polyether monool, and an ethylenically unsaturated N-chlorosulfonyl carbamyl compound such as acryloxyethylchlorosulfonylcarbamate or an unsaturated N-chlorocarbonyl carbamyl compound with (2) ethylenically unsaturated monomer(s), e.g., styrene or a mixture thereof with acrylonitrile, while (1) and (2) are dispersed or dissolved in an excess of an active hydrogen polyfunctional compound such as a polyether polyol. The molar ratio of carbamyl moiety to active hydrogen compound is preferably less than about 0.1:1. The resulting dispersion has a controlled particle size and a viscosity such that it is suitably employed in the production of polyurethane foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Thomas E. Fisk
  • Patent number: 4640935
    Abstract: An adduct of a heteroatomic monomer, e.g., gamma-methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane and a monoahl, e.g., a monohydroxyl polyalkylene oxide or a polyahl, e.g., a polypropylene glycol, is usefully employed in the preparation of stable copolymer dispersions of the type used in the production of polyurethane foams and polyurethane elastomers.The copolymer dispersion is prepared by addition copolymerization of (1) the adduct with (2) ethylenically unsaturated monomer(s), e.g., styrene or mixture thereof with acrylonitrile, while (1) and (2) are dispersed or dissolved in an excess of a polyahl, i.e., an active hydrogen polyfunctional compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fisk, Dwight K. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 4588830
    Abstract: An adduct of a heteroatomic monomer, e.g., gamma-methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane and a monoahl, e.g., a monohydroxyl polyalkylene oxide or a polyahl, e.g., a polypropylene glycol, is usefully employed in the preparation of stable copolymer dispersions of the type used in the production of polyurethane foams and polyurethane elastomers.The copolymer dispersion is prepared by addition copolymerization of (1) the adduct with (2) ethylenically unsaturated monomer(s), e.g., styrene or mixture thereof with acrylonitrile, while (1) and (2) are dispersed or dissolved in an excess of a polyahl, i.e., an active hydrogen polyfunctional compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fisk, Dwight K. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 4500675
    Abstract: A stable copolymer dispersion is prepared by addition copolymerization of (1) a monomeric adduct of an active hydrogen compound, e.g., a polyether polyol or polyether monool, and an ethylenically unsaturated N-chlorosulfonyl carbamyl compound such as acryloxyethylchlorosulfonylcarbamate or an unsaturated N-chlorocarbonyl carbamyl compound with (2) ethylenically unsaturated monomer(s), e.g., styrene or a mixture thereof with acrylonitrile, while (1) and (2) are dispersed or dissolved in an excess of an active hydrogen polyfunctional compound such as a polyether polyol. The molar ratio of carbamyl moiety to active hydrogen compound is preferably less than about 0.1:1. The resulting dispersion has a controlled particle size and a viscosity such that it is suitably employed in the production of polyurethane foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Thomas E. Fisk
  • Patent number: 4493908
    Abstract: A stable copolymer dispersion is prepared by addition copolymerization of (1) a monomeric adduct of an active hydrogen compound, e.g., a polyether polyol or polyether monool, and an ethylenically unsaturated chloroglyoxylyl compound such as acryloxyethyl chloroglyoxalate with (2) ethylenically unsaturated monomer(s), e,g., styrene or a mixture thereof with acrylonitrile, while (1) and (2) are dispersed or dissolved in an excess of an active hydrogen polyfunctional compound such as a polyether polyol. The molar ratio of chloroglyoxylyl moiety to active hydrogen compound is preferably less than about 0.1:1. The resulting dispersion has a controlled particle size and a viscosity such that it is suitably employed in the production of polyurethane foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Thomas E. Fisk
  • Patent number: 4477603
    Abstract: A stable copolymer dispersion is prepared by addition copolymerization of (1) a monomeric adduct of an active hydrogen compound, e.g., a polyether polyol or polyether monool, and an ethylenically unsaturated haloformate compound such as acryloxyethylchloroformate with (2) ethylenically unsaturated monomer(s), e.g., styrene or a mixture thereof with acrylonitrile, while (1) and (2) are dispersed or dissolved in an excess of an active hydrogen polyfunctional compound such as a polyether polyol. The molar ratio of haloformate moiety to active hydrogen compound is preferably less than about 0.1:1. The resulting dispersion has a controlled particle size and a viscosity such that it is suitably employed in the production of polyurethane foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Thomas E. Fisk